Pichi Richi Est 1973

Celebrating 40 years

Based in Quorn in the Flinders Rangers. Formed in 1973, as an operating museum. They operate over the remaining part of the old Ghan narrow line. This line opened Port Augusta to Quorn on the 15th December 1879.

1973 members of the Society, who come from all walks of life come together to keep this part of the line from being dismantled. It was hoped to gain an enough interest to preserve the last remaining part of the Ghan line.




One of the signs placed along the line by Quentin

Preserve the rail link through Pichi Richi Pass is the current cry. This picture taken on Monday afternoon shows to what lengths same people have gone to draw attention to the fact that the line between Port Augusta and Quorn should be kept for posterity. One of the signs he on French's Bridge, placed there by Quentin Smith in March 1973.

As reported on March 22nd, 1973 - Transcontinental Paper - Port Augusta

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